Jan Gardner is a mixed media artist who's work explores environments, enclosed and open, real and imaginary that is inspired by lyrics heard in songs and dreams once had. Further to a BA (Hons) degree from Winchester School of Art, Jan completed a post-graduate degree. Her `mixed media` incorporates acrylics, acrylic inks, gouache, pen and ink, water-colour crayons and soft pastels and collage. All work is created using artists` grade materials and is executed on archival grade acid-free hand-made cotton rag watercolour paper. "Rarely is the end piece planned, but through a process of intuitive exploration of the media which evolves into the finished piece, they become visual poems. My works are primarily `celebrations` of this life experience"